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Water, Water … Where?

The hose might not reach far enough in North Texas.
Jeff Prince
The worst drought on record in these parts lasted for much of the 1950s. While city folks were discovering tv and cars with fins, North Texas farmers and ranchers suffered. Stock tanks dried up in the blistering heat, grass gre...


Bad for Your Health

DAN MCGRAW
When I talked to Fort Worth City Council member Kathleen Hicks a few weeks ago, she was ticking off a list of problems in her southeast Fort Worth district.



You Read It … Where?

Static
Feeling a little sticky from all the sweetness and light in last week’s Best Of 2006 edition? A little sour that your name wasn’t mentioned anywhere in the whole bleeping 168 pages? Never fear – we have a rewa...


Evangelizing for the Earth

Conservative Christians are getting involved in environmental causes.
WENDY LYONS SUNSHINE
Look around you, the physician told the group at the Texas Christian University student center. Half of the two dozen or so folks in the room, he said, probably will get some kind of cancer eventually.



Annexing Trouble

Some who were forced into Fort Worth say they’re paying more to get lower quality services.
Peter Gorman
Cindy Owens remembers the night in chilling detail. Her daughter had been struck by a car. She’d called an ambulance and waited 45 minutes for its arrival. “It was nighttime, pouring rain, there was a lot of blood. We’d j...


Prison Bound

Some say the probation system in Texas sets people up to fail.
Peter Gorman
Ryan Peucker is nobody’s idea of an angel. He started smoking pot as a young teenager living in Joshua and Cleburne, dipped into cocaine and methamphetamine for a while, and in 1997, at age 18, agreed to help his friends pawn...



Paper Chase

ERIC GRIFFEY
The going’s been rough for journalists in the last few years. Daily newspapers that worried about losing readers to network tv discovered that tv had joined them in that same leaky boat and that both were losing fans to 24-fo...


Sand for the Cat Box

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You’d think reporters would have been welcomed at LaGrave Field on Monday afternoon. After all, the Knot Hole Gang fan club was there to greet the Fort Worth Cats on their return from St. Paul after winning the American A...



Hotseat for Hicks

Dan McGraw
The Fort Worth City Council meeting two weeks ago was an important one for Kathleen Hicks. Up for a vote were zoning changes on the old Masonic Home property on the East Side, for a development that will bring new single-family...


Collaring Dollars

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth taxpayers have been digging deep in their pockets for 11 years to pay for crime control above and beyond what’s financed by the city’s general fund. Nobody forced the Crime Control and Prevention District down th...